Is he or isn’t he? Hollywood entertainment news seems to be busy speculating lately about which of the celebrities are straight guys and which are otherwise. Neil Patrick Harris is the latest to come under the media’s questioning eyes. Speculation was raised by an article of canada.com saying that Harris had helped his “longtime sweetheart” David Burtka get a part on the CBS hit sitcom he is in, “How I Met Your Mother“.
His publicist Craig Schneider issued a statement just a couple of days ago that Neil Patrick Harris is “not of that persuasion”. It may have been well intentioned but it was definitely misinformed. The actor himself has come forward to set the record straight.
Harris told People: “The public eye has always been kind to me and until recently I have been able to live a pretty normal life”. He goes on to say, “I am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love”.
Neil Patrick Harris gained fame playing the role of the boy doctor, Doogie Howser. He played the boy genius way in the early 1990’s. Doogie Howser’s diary in fact may have inspired the blog. He has also appeared in various plays including Proof, Rent and Cabaret aside from the TV guest appearances he makes.
Harris is the third celebrity to come out and openly admit being gay. The first to confirm rumors was Lance Bass, former member of the boy band N’Sync when he admitted that he was in a relationship with Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl. The second was cutie T. R. Knight of Grey’s Anatomy, who came forward after a fight broke out on the set of the show.
[tags] Neil Patrick Harris, Gay, Homosexual,? Lance Bass, T.R. Knight, Doogie Howser [/tags]
Originally posted on November 4, 2006 @ 8:17 pm